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H.R. 2475 (115th): Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2017

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To provide for the long-term improvement of public school facilities, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 17, 2017
Length: 45 pages
May 17, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 17, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


119 Cosponsors (119 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Ranking Member Scott on the SOTU and the Reality for Americas Students and Workers
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Sponsor) on Jan 31, 2018

Rep. DeFazio Includes Provision to Protect Schools from Earthquake Damage in Major School Infrastructure Repair Bill
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4, 1987-2022] (Co-sponsor) on May 19, 2017

Hanabusa Joins Colleagues Call for Trump Administration to Invest in Public School Infrastructure
    — Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 23, 2018

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May 17, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2475 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2475. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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